There is a subtle expectation placed on men in Britain today. The expectation is encapsulated in the following phrases: ‘Stiff upper lip’, ‘be a good lad’, ‘boys don’t cry’. It is not considered manly to open up about your worries and emotions. For many, the idea of confiding in a friend about the troubles one may be experiencing has been, for too long, considered the antithesis of masculinity.
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